We’re just going to say it…
Skincare is confusing!
From lotions and potions to serums, exfoliators, mud masks and more, trying to figure out what’s best for your skin and your budget can be a challenge.
And that’s before you consider how many products you’ve probably stacked up around every square inch of your bathroom.
That’s why with Spring on the way, it’s time to look at things differently and get serious about pruning down the number of products you have to what you actually need and use, purging the ones that don’t make the cut and revamping your skincare routine for the better.
Here are the four big changes you can make right now to simplify and streamline your regimen and get miraculously beautiful skin in 2021.
Looking Your Best in 2021
#1 – Stick to the products you love and use
If the number and variety of your product options has become overwhelming to say the least and you’ve found that your skincare haul has spiraled beyond all control, you’re going to love this step.
First, pull out everything you have – all of those serums, every moisturizer, the myriad masks – and get them all where you can see them. This includes the products hiding at the back of your makeup drawer.
Now, sort them into categories, with your toners here, your eye creams grouped there and so on.
Finally, be honest with yourself. Ask yourself how long you’ve had each one (remember skincare does have a shelf life!), do you actually use it, and if so, how does it make your skin feel (if you don’t love your skin after use, what’s the point?).
Only keep the ones that you love and use every day. Everything else goes to make rooms for products that will bring joy to your life and your skin.
#2 – Mornings are for moisture
The next big change that will net you beautiful skin over the next months is to think of moisture when you think of starting your mornings.
Too many of us, use harsh scrubs, peels or even cleansers on our skin before we even leave the house, hoping for that radiant glow. But instead we end up with an itchy, irritated, inflamed complexion.
Instead, start your day with a hydrating lotion cleanser to whisk away the oils that accumulate as you sleep, while still preserving your skin’s natural barrier. For mornings, we recommend our Botanical Cleansing Lotion crafted from coconut and sugar beets is infused with skin-soothing chamomile, cucumber, and Aloe Vera along with Japanese green tea to combat the free radical damage that can accelerate skin-aging.
Be sure to follow with a gentle, alcohol-free toner to rejuvenate the skin, tighten pores, and help promote skin firmness.
#3 - Choose wrinkle-fighting products that really work
One of the hardest parts of any skincare routine is to find products that truly work to smooth out those fine lines and wrinkles that creep in with age. Instead of grabbing onto the latest trends, we recommend sticking to the two ingredients that time and time again have been shown to deliver transformative results: hyaluronic acid and peptides.
When combined, hyaluronate goes to work to plump aging skin cells from within, thanks to its ability to hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, while the peptides work to restore skin elasticity for an instant lift.
And the most effective way to grab the benefits of hyaluronic acid plus peptides is through a serum. That’s because of all steps in your beauty routine, your serum penetrates the deepest in order to deliver real, visible results.
That’s why hyaluronic and peptides are the two feature ingredients in our cult-fave Moisture Rejuvenation Serum.
#4 – Care for your skin all over
Finally, don’t expect to get gorgeous skin by only focusing on your face. Instead, pay attention to your whole body. You’ll swear by our Shea Body Butter formulated with natural seed oils plus Chamomile flower extract to provide the rich, natural fats your skin needs to stay hydrated and firm.
For soft, silky smooth hands and feet, try our Soothe Hand/Foot/Cuticle Protector crafted to revive even the driest of skin.
A new you in 2022
Embrace these four steps to revamp your skincare routine and you could be looking at a whole new, miraculously beautiful you by the time 2022 rolls around!